I'm not happy at all with the speed of the wireless networks in my area. All of the major wireless carriers in the country offer 3G here in my city, but the connections are all very slow. The 3G connections here are patchy at best and offer speeds more like dial up than the blazing fast broadband connections some parts of the country have. While I still wait for better 3G coverage, many places are already getting 4G coverage.
Clear has announced today that the latest area to get 4G WiMax coverage with its new 4G network is Los Angeles. The faster network launches in the LA area just in time for Cyber Monday and the fast speed will make for blazing fast online shopping and will be a great gift that any geek would be happy to get on Christmas Day.
Clear's 4G network is about 3x as fast as your typical 3G connection. Clear now covers about 11 million people in LA and Orange County. Clear is also offering a big sale on the Clear Spot 4G connection device. Shoppers can pick one up today for $20 with that price good online only until midnight today. Buyers will also get 50% off their first two months of service.
"It is only fitting that on Cyber Monday, the busiest online shopping day of the year, consumers can now access their favorite retail websites while on-the-go," said Allan Lamb, regional general manager for CLEAR. "Today consumers can get a jump on their holiday shopping while out and about the city, whether at a park or commuting on the bus. We're excited to offer mobile internet that's both affordable and without data limits."